About Milt Shook

A writer with more than 45 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

42 Days to Go: Stop Wishing; Just VOTE!

If there is one thing the professional left loves more than anything is to craft some sort of far-fetched way in which we “progressives” can win and positing that as a “do or die” performance point, n matter how insane … Continue reading

43 Days to Go: Your Vote Will Matter, So VOTE!

There are so many otherwise intelligent liberals expressing concern that, if Trump loses the election 43 days from now, he won’t relinquish control and will try to stay president. I’m sorry, but such a belief is nothing but insane. According … Continue reading

79 Days to Go: Anti-Maskers and Trumpers are Just Morons

I’ve noticed something about the geniuses who berate anyone who advocates for, or even talks about wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They’re all just really stupid. As in dumb as a post, almost brain-dead. I’m … Continue reading

87 Days to Go: A Look at Campaign Ads…

There’s actually a pretty easy way to find out what each side in any election thinks about their chances and that is to take a look at their campaign ads. For example, if they are still playing to their “base” … Continue reading

88 Days to Go: The Emphasis Must Be Universal Health Insurance

Try to remember the elation most of us felt in 2010, when President Barack Obama managed to usher through Congress the first national health insurance system in our history, now known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Though a lot … Continue reading

89 to Go: Don’t Get Happy! Wait for the Votes and Count Them

I have been guilty of this, I admit, but we all have to stop ourselves. It’s a great temptation to look at the poll results and become giddy at the likelihood that Donny’s days are numbered. And the polls do … Continue reading

90 Days to Go: When Your Hero is a Liar…

I know there is a lot of political will to believe Donald Trump has been a great “president.” Many of those who voted for him are probably wishing beyond hop that they didn’t make as big a mistake as they … Continue reading

91 Days to Go: White People Need to Embrace Black Lives. It Matters.

It happened again this morning… A Facebook post that I figured was dead was revitalized by someone on the far right instructing me on why the people in the “Black Lives Matter” movement are racist. As usual, the assertions made … Continue reading

92 Days to Go: Might There Be a Positive Way to See Trump?

I know many people will hate the title of this column because they can’t think of anything positive about the fact that Donald Trump was elected President. I understand that, and ask you to bare with me as I explain … Continue reading

93 Days to Go: We Can Win Red States; Here’s How

One of the reasons white progressives have been relegated to also-ran status in the body politic of the United States over the past 30-40 years is based on assumptions we tend to make about the electorate. One of those key … Continue reading